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Youngest Sports Champions

Quiz about famous sports people who became famous at a young age

  1. How old was Michael Owen when he scored for England against Argentina in the 1998 FIFA World Cup?
  2. Who did a 17-year-old Boris Becker defeat to win his first Wimbledon Single's title?
  3. Who became a household name when she competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, winning 2 gold medals for Great Britain at the age of 13?
  4. Pele became the youngest scorer in a FIFA World Cup finals tournament when he scored for Brazil against which home nations country in 1958?
  5. In Formula One, who is the youngest winner of the World Drivers' Championship?

  6. Who holds the record as the youngest World Professional snooker champion?
  7. How old was Nadia Comaneci when she became the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of ten at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal?
  8. Who represented Great Britain at the 2020 Summer Olympics, where she won a bronze medal making her the country's youngest ever medallist?
  9. In tennis, who is the youngest ever Grand Slam winner?
  10. In 1976, which 19-year-old golfer finished second in The Open Championship?
  11. Who became the youngest manager to take charge of a Premier League game aged just 29?
  12. Who holds the records as the youngest player to take part in a FIFA World Cup and also the youngest player to score in a FA Cup final?
  13. At the 2004 Olympic Games, aged 19, who became only the second athlete to win eight medals at a single Olympics?
  14. Who was the youngest British Lion's player on on their 2017 rugby Tour of New Zealand?
  15. Who was the youngest heavyweight boxing champion before 20-year-old Mike Tyson beat Trevor Berbick to win the title in 1986?


  1. 18 years of age
  2. Kevin Curren
  3. Ellie Simmonds
  4. Wales
  5. Sebastian Vettel
  6. Stephen Hendry (21yrs 106days in 1990)
  7. Fourteen
  8. Sky Brown
  9. Martina Hingis (in 1997, at the age of 16-years and 117-days, she won the Australian Open)
  10. Seve Ballesteros
  11. Ryan Mason (who was appointed interim boss of Tottenham after the Jose Mourinho sacking)
  12. Norman Whiteside
  13. Michael Phelps
  14. Maro Itoje
  15. Floyd Patterson (who earned the title at 21 by knocking out Archie Moore)

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